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Ascendance Flight Technologies ATEA eVTOL successfully landed at RAF 2023

Entering Riga Aviation Forum 2023 venue every single participant and speaker had to stop and see in details special guest from France – ATEA eVTOL mock-up by Ascendance Flight Technologies. No one could resist the allure of sustainable aviation future. Ascendance FT's vision of regional air mobility in Latvia & Baltics on Day 2 was eagerly awaited. Minutes before...

Happy 5th anniversary - airBaltic Pilot Academy celebrates

On September 4, 2023 the fifth anniversary of airBaltic Pilot Academy was celebrated. At the same time, six students graduated from the Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 19th group of 12 students began their professional pilot studies. Moreover, it is important to emphasize, t...

Profit of Riga Airport in the first half of the year – EUR 2.2 million

According to the unaudited interim report for January-June 2023, Riga Airport closed the first half of 2023 with a profit of EUR 2.2 million.The turnover of the Airport in the first half of this year was EUR 34.43 million, or 37 percent more than previous year. It consisted of EUR 20.47 million in revenue from aviation services (+25 % as compared to 2022) and almost EUR 14 million in rev...

airBaltic receives its 43rd Airbus A220-300 aircraft

On September 2, 2023, airBaltic welcomed its 43rd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABR, in Riga. This is the fourth Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircraft type.Thus f...

airBaltic announces 11 new routes in Summer 2024

airBaltic has published its flight schedule for the upcoming summer season next year. The airline plans to launch a total of 11 new routes from the Baltic States – Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic, commented: “airBaltic continues to be the leading airline in the region, and with the launch of 11 new routes next summer,...

Riga Airport and Lithuanian Airports to upgrade their electrical supply systems

In the next three years, Riga Airport and the Lithuanian airport company "Lietuvos oro uostai" will upgrade the electrical supply systems of their aerodromes by attracting European Union funding in the amount of 3.65 million euros in a joint project. Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Board of Riga Airport commented: "The goals of airport climate neutrality and environmental sustain...

airBaltic Top Ancillary Products in H1

airBaltic announced that during the first half of 2023 the airline’s most popular ancillary products were checked baggage, advanced seat reservation, and heavy hand baggage. In comparison to the same period last year, purchases of these products have increased by 10%, 24%, and 40% respectively. Meanwhile, a growing amount of passengers has recently chosen to travel with their...

Gathering Baltic and European industry leaders and experts - Riga Aviation Forum 2023

On September 14 and 15, a high-level aviation conference, Riga Aviation Forum, will gather European and Baltic aviation leaders, managers and experts of the most influential companies in the industry . First day will be dedicated to strategic and industry approach to future development of Baltic aviation. ACI Europe, IATA, Eurocontrol and Baltic aviation leaders will discuss the strategic dev...

airBaltic reported historically highest profit in H1

airBaltic finished the first half of the year with a net income of EUR 14.6 million, representing an improvement of EUR 105.7 million, compared to the same period in 2022. During today's investor call, Martin Gauss, President and CEO of the Latvian national airline airBaltic, along with the Board Members – CFO Vitolds Jakovļevs and COO Pauls Cālītis – presented...

Riga Airport reached a new record in handled passenger number – 703 thousand in July

Riga Airport closed this year's July with a record number of passengers handled in the post-pandemic period: the company's performance data show that last month 702,946 passengers chose Riga Airport as their airport of choice for their journeys.Since the start of the year, the airport has welcomed 3.7 million passengers, which is 42% of the total number of passengers handled at airports in...

airBaltic expansion continues, over 200 job positions available

As the company continues to expand, airBaltic has already recruited 347 employees during the first half of 2023. Thus, the total size of the team has exceeded more than 2 360 skilled professionals. Looking ahead, it is planned to attain the mark of approximately 2 500 employees by the end of 2023. Alīna Aronberga, Senior Vice President Human Resources at airBaltic commented: “Wh...

Riga Airport gets involved in an ambitious hydrogen testing project

Latvian Hydrogen Association and Riga Airport are joining partners to promote the application of the hydrogen solution in the Latvian aviation industry by supporting the initiative of Hamburg Airport. Within the framework of the Interreg Baltic Sea Programme funding category “Green Mobility", the project "BSR Hydrogen Air Transport – Preparation of Baltic Sea Region Airports...